Leicester Murray, a relative of the church builders, says the building is an integral part of Marlborough history, which ...

The church needs saving

The distinctive stonework church has been a lasting sight on the South Island's east coast. But it's in trouble.

Just doing my job, sir

Seizing overpriced wine was part of the job for Justices of the Peace 700 years ago. (File photo)

Seizing overpriced wine was once part of the job for Justices of the Peace.

Moutere reach semifinals

Moutere will be the only Marlborough-based side contesting the Tasman trophy semifinals.

Life-saving drug comes at a cost

It costs more than $100,000 to treat cancer sufferers, but is credited with saving many lives.

Top swimmers recognised

Sophie Woodhouse is the Blenheim Swimming Club's swimmer of the year.

'Gentle giant' mourned after rugby death video

Bevan Moody, who died after suffering a cardiac arrest while playing for Waitohi, remembered as a young family man with a quick wit.

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'Being made the scape goats'

Workers Accommodation Marlborough owner Mandy Matthews in one of the residential properties she manages in Blenheim.

Property manager says RSE workers live in four or five-bedroom houses, while MSD is looking for one-bedroom houses.

'Armed and dangerous' man sought

Police looking for a man believed to be armed and dangerous after he allegedly committed offences across the South Island.

Temporary fix reopens bridge

NZ's oldest Facebooker?

Sport

Moutere reach semifinals

East Coast No 8 Billy Collins, right, is tackled by Marist loosie Ryan Dafel in Seddon on Saturday.

Moutere will be the only Marlborough-based side contesting the Tasman trophy semifinals.

Top swimmers recognised

Blenheim swimmer Sophie Woodhouse has enjoyed an outstanding season.

Sophie Woodhouse is the Blenheim Swimming Club's swimmer of the year.

Christie out of Super Rugby

Shane Christie receives medical help for a cut in February 2016. He has been ruled out of the current season with ...

Shane Christie's Highlanders season is over due to "concussion-like" symptoms.

Moulds nearing return

Tactix skipper Jess Moulds hasn't played since last August due to a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

Tactix could receive a welcome boost from injured skipper in final rounds of season.

Waitohi decide not to play

Moutere goal kicker Junior Filipo, pictured in action against Kahurangi last Saturday, will be a key player if the ...

The Waitohi Rugby Club has opted not to play their final Tasman Trophy division one fixture on Saturday.

Opinion

Silver lining

Site of the 300-bed workers accommodation village in Ludstone Rd Kaikoura.

The new workers village on the outskirts of Kaikoura is a great boost for the local economy.

Wake up Marlborough

A view over Waitata Reach in Pelorus Sound where New Zealand King Salmon wants five new salmon farms.

The beautiful Marlborough Sounds is not an infinite sink for waste.

Our ferries could bite us in quake

Damage at the Interislander ferry terminal meant rail wagons could not be loaded onto the ferries for two weeks after ...

OPINION: The Cook Strait could be the only way to bring in vital supplies, but the docks will likely be broken for weeks.

Letters to the editor

The Bank of New Zealand branch in Picton will close permanently in two weeks with the bank to concentrate its services ...

Correspondents write about MPI and salmon farms, freedom campers, the closure of BNZ's Picton branch, policy and public projects.

Letters to the editor

A letter writer says Nelson Hospital's cafeteria needs to up its game.

Correspondents write about Marlborough's senior population, food at Nelson Hospital, Anzac Day thanks, salmon farms, and superannuation.

Business

'Being made the scape goats'

Workers Accommodation Marlborough owner Mandy Matthews in one of the residential properties she manages in Blenheim.

Property manager says RSE workers live in four or five-bedroom houses, while MSD is looking for one-bedroom houses.

Help for low-income renters

Finance Minister Steven Joyce holds up a copy of Budget 2017, which includes the Family Incomes Package.

Budget reacts to "crazy" city rents in Blenheim, but will landlords follow suit?

Grape marc's 'complete solution'

Leachate runoff and ponding from grape marc dump sites in Marlborough. (File photo)

This could be a turning point in how the wine industry deals with its waste.

Saint Clair wins big

Saint Clair Family Estate owners Judy and Neal Ibbotson. (File photo)

The family-owned wine company picked up a trophy for New World Producer of the Year.

Earl Hagaman dies

Hagaman with wife Lani after receiving his CNZM award in 2014.

The multi-millionaire businessman, who recently sued Labour leader Andrew Little, has died aged 92.

Your Marlborough

Novel's sudden jinks implausible

Author Alan Carter.

The expectation of a good story, cleverly delayed gratification, and final satisfaction are not met, writes David Herkt.

Film shoot

Aaron Falvey is filming at the Taylor Dam Reserve this weekend

Don't be alarmed if you see someone with a rifle at the Taylor Dam Reserve this weekend.

The church needs saving

The future of St Oswald's Anglican Church, near Wharanui, has yet to be decided.

The distinctive stonework church has been a lasting sight on the South Island's east coast. But it's in trouble.

Whale-watching wonderland

The first humpback whale of the year was spotted in Akaroa Harbour last Monday, on its way up the east coast.

A decade-long survey of whales is finally over, meaning the "closest place they come to shore" is back in business.

Picton's new top dog

Richard Van Asch is the new top police officer for Picton.

Police dog handler Richard Van Asch becomes new officer in charge of Marlborough port town.

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